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Quilliam Bulletin 18-04-2018

By Quilliam Admin Quilliam to Present Burma Report at House of Commons Quilliam is excited to announce that we will be launching our report “The Rise of Religious Nationalism, Intolerance, and Persecution in Burma”...

Should data be considered critical infrastructure?

By Eliza Chapman We’ve all experienced the pain of data loss. Whether a work report, university assignment or family photos—everyone knows that nauseating realisation that hours, days or even years of work have disappeared...

Counterterrorism Yearbook 2018: North Africa

By Sofia Patel Throughout 2017, peace and security across North Africa were threatened by Salafi-jihadi terrorism, armed conflict, poor governance and porous borders. Nations across the Maghreb continued to pursue independent counterterrorism (CT) efforts,...

Naming and shaming the unshameable

By Fergus Hanson Imagine the scene: you run a large multinational company and you’ve just had US$300 million stolen from your bank account. A few months down the track the government steps in and,...

Raytheon Joins The Multi Domain Band

By Colin Clark Over the last 18 months the Air Force and Army have charged ahead on multi-domain and only Lockheed Martin has spoken publicly about its efforts to win related contracts. Today that...

Myths and facts about Gaza’s ‘march of return’

By Tzvi Fleischer The demonstrations along the Israel–Gaza border dubbed the ‘Great March of Return’ are a calculated and desperate propaganda move, largely organised and funded by Hamas alongside other terrorist organisations. Hamas, which...

The five-domains update

By Christopher Dixon, Jessica Clarence, Amelia Meurant-Tompkinson and Melissa Liberatore Sea state Spain and Saudi Arabia have finalised a €2 billion deal to supply five Avante 2200 corvettes to the Royal Saudi Naval Forces....

On sales pitches and taking the public with you on aid

By Ashlee Betteridge Imagine being a door-to-door vacuum salesperson from the world’s 19th best vacuum company, approaching someone who already owns a Dyson, and trying to convince them that your model is better —...

Making water-smart energy choices

By Brahma Chellaney Climate change undoubtedly poses a potent—even existential—threat to the planet. But the current approach to mitigating it, which reflects a single-minded focus on cutting carbon dioxide emissions, may end up doing...

Mittel power: Australia and Germany

By Peter Jennings and David Ritchie Malcolm Turnbull’s travel to the UK, Germany, France and Belgium next week reinforces the higher priority that his government has put on relations with key European countries. A...

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